Police in Ballymena are appealing for information following the reports of a burglary and criminal damage to properties in the area on the morning of Saturday 2 February.
In a press statement released on Tuesday February 12, Sergeant Evans said: “We received the report of criminal damage to a house on the Woodtown Road just after 8.30am on Saturday.
“A window was reported broken and we believe this occurred sometime between 2am and 3am that morning.
“A short time later, around 8.40am, we received another report of criminal damage to a second house on the Woodtown Road where a window was reported broken. It is believed this occurred sometime between 10pm on Friday night (1 February) and 8.15am on Saturday.
“We are also investigating the report of a burglary at a house in the Carniny Road area, where damage was caused to a window and floor. We believe this occurred sometime between 2am and 3am.
“At this time, we believe the three incidents may be linked and we are appealing to anyone who has any information to get in touch. If you were in the area between any of these times and saw any suspicious behaviour please call us on 101, quoting reference number 396 of 02/02/19.”
Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.
Ballymena TUV candidate Matthew Armstrong said: “I am deeply concerned by the vandalism that was inflicted on a property being constructed on the Carniny Road and site huts used by workers, as well as damage to two occupied properties on the Woodtown Road.
“It is simply outrageous that someone would engage in such criminal and anti-social behaviour.
“These incidents occurred in the early hours of Saturday 1st February, and I would ask that anyone with information to please contact the PSNI.
“Those responsible should be held accountable for their actions.”